I haven't stayed in a motel for over 20 years, and I didn't know how much I missed them.
Living in europe, you get used to checking in to a hotel, asking if there is parking anywhere in the area and then spending 30 minutes trying to find somewhere to leave the car where it won't get burned by rioters. Compared to that, the motel experience is pure heaven. We checked in, we parked in front of our room, no hassle with our bags.
We didn't use the pool (because winter) and I skipped the room service breakfast (because local bakery) but everything else about this motel is exactly the way I remember the experience to be. I like motels!
We also got the advice to drive up to Mariner's Lookout, great view. Thanks for the tip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Apollo Bay Motel is 50m from the Great Ocean Road and Apollo Bay beach foreshore. Take a walk along the beach or in Beech Forest at the Otway Fly Tree Top Walk, a game of golf overlooking the bay, a helicopter ride over the Twelve Apostles and Shipwreck Coast or catch your breath at the top of the Cape Otway Lighthouse. We are just under 2 hours from Avalon Airport and 2 hours 40 minutes from Melbourne's Tullamarine International Airport. Best Western Apollo Bay Motel offers motel and spacious apartment-style accommodation with reverse-cycle air conditioning, cable TV and free unlimited wireless Internet, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, mini bar, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. Additional facilities include free off street parking, reception internet kiosk, printing facilities, swimming pool, BBQ and guest laundry. Continental and cooked breakfast is available to your room. Breakfast for Coach and tour groups is available in our breakfast room by prior arrangement. Charge back for meals available. From your mini-bar, enjoy the great selection of local boutique brewed beer and cider from Prickly Moses, wines from along the Great Ocean Road Coast - Long Boards, and North East Victoria - Morrisons of Glenrowan and sparkling wine from Amulet, Beechworth. Enjoy either in the comfort of your room, or by the courtyard pool. Accepted credit cards include: MasterCard, Visa, Amex, Union Pay. No fees apply. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Apollo Bay
- Apollo Bay Best Western